Heavy/Scratch: AOE Leader Class Optimus Prime Hip Skirts

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  1. Pudglor Shmormuff

    Pudglor Shmormuff Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,

    i used the kibble backpack pin removal mod that was circulating around the net, and for a little while i liked the way optimus looked- it really wasn't that bad. but then i thought i'd try to figure out his hip skirt problem, and this is what resulted.

    The parts i used were:
    1) 2007 Movie Deluxe Landmine- his...i'm not sure what to call them honestly- his shoulder/chest joint parts? Whatever- you'll see what they are in the pictures.
    2) DOTM Thundercracker- His shoulder/upper arm parts.
    3) ROTF Deluxe Jolt- His door panel parts.
    4) Screws and washers- i got some new screws from Menards. Same size as the factory-installed ones he came with, just longer and newly added washers.

    The process:
    1) unscrew the smoke stack screws on his lower back.
    2) take Landmine's shoulder/chest part and screw it onto the hole using the new screw and washer. (7 washers on each side- 14 total. The reason for all the washers is so the truck mode will work.)
    3) Cut off the kibble backpack pin connection point. (The truck mode won't work unless you remove it)
    3) pop thundercracker's shoulder unit on.
    4) pop ROTF Jolt's door panel on.
    5) You're good to go. ^_^

    Note: He still transforms.

    That's pretty much it guys, enjoy. ^_^
     

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    Ready to Fight

    He's ready ^_^
     

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    1 More Step!!

    i tried to transform him and there was a problem, so i added 1 more step to my mod: Cutting off the kibble backpack pin connection point. it won't complicate or weaken the transformation, so just cut it off and you're done. ^_^
     

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    Pretty cool, i like it. Ill use your idea and try to modify it in a slight way. Thumbs Up
     
  8. Pudglor Shmormuff

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    Update: Process Change

    Thanks man, i'm glad you like it! ^_^

    Process update: in order for a complete truck mode to be achieved, i added 6 more washers to push the skirt arms out for a comfy fit- so the new number for my mod is 7 washers- 7 washers on each side- 14 total.

    Check it out ^_^
     

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    Complete Truck Mode

    with my added washers he now has a comfy truck mode. ^_^
     

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    Complete Truck Mode

    Complete Truck Mode ^_^
     

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  11. bman29

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    Nice mod. Thanks for giving me an idea with mine. I'd removed the backpack but kept the kilt. But this gives me some other ideas.
     
  12. TheKevMan

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    I don`t have the 2007 landmine what else can i use ???
     
  13. grimlockgravez

    grimlockgravez Dinobot

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    Great stuff. I did mine differently, but yea. Mine transforms as well. But it involved breaking the original hip skirt off but its just as effective.

    If you wanna see it check it Here.
     
  14. Snake_eyes1975

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    Wow...I love this.